Feature Article with Christian Ward
Just before we get started, here’s a look at how it all turned out…
A little about the kit
The kit chosen for this project is the Aoshima Nissan Skyline BNR34 GT-R Nismo S-Tune ’04 kit, a kit I have been wanting to add to my collection for a few years after seeing the original kit had been produced in the early 00’s. It was a very difficult kit to find… until they had decided to re-release it this year, which at that point, went straight to the top of my wish list.
As for the kit itself, it is a replica of the 2004 car produced by Nismo, the S-tune (street package) which is possibly one of the rarest versions of an R34 GT-R.
The kit comes with:
- the 19” LMGT4 Nismo wheels
- S-tune V-specII bonnet (which was selected for this build) or the Z-tune bonnet
- the aerodynamic parts for the bodywork
- S-tune front bumper
- big bore exhaust
- actual springs for the suspension (which is common in a lot of Aoshima car kits, especially the tuner versions)
- 2 standard R34 GT-R front seats and a drivers’ bucket seat (which was selected for this build)
- mesh for the front bumper grilles and a welcome addition to any kit
- window masks, which also come in most Aoshima kits.